I'm a lurker. I want a be a Moxling, but really, I'm not in the same league as all of you. So, let's just cut to the chase--how do you all keep your tupperware/plasticware organized and accessible?
Hi Anonymous-Thanks for lurking. Your question is of utmost importance, as Tupperware in disarray is a nightmare that can affect every aspect of cooking and cleaning.
First things first: Make sure every piece has a lid. The ones that don't, toss 'em, find alternate uses (kids' sandbox, miscellaneous toys, earrings, whatever), but DON'T put them back in the drawer! Next, group your pieces by shape. Put the largest circle in first, followed by smaller ones. Repeat for rectangles and squares until they're all neatly nested. Then, unless you live in a palace with limitless space, you have to squeeze the lids in wherever you can, trying to keep circles near circles, and so on. If you have too many, weed them out. If you only use six of them, you don't need 15, you know? You can store the extras in a different cabinet, in the event that you freeze a zillion meals someday, you can take them to a swap, give them to your sister, anything to take the burden off your daily life. We rarely use everything we have, including clothes, so it's time to get real. You can also consider rotating their current home. Does this help? What else is troubling you?
(Watch for comments, as my Moxlings are geniuses, and are bound to have even more ideas!)